The rerenga (flow) of the tai (tides) joins our two coasts together at Te Reinga 
And carried our ancestors across the Pacific and Tasman waters 
to our West and East coasts. 
This is Taitokerau enduring forever!  

This strategy provides a pathway for the wellbeing of our region. 
It flows from our ancestors, to us, and onto our descendants, 
From He Whakaputanga to Te Tiriti o Waitangi it arrives to this ever-changing world. 
It provides a holistic pathway for our economy, for our environment and for the people of Northland. 
This pathway flows like water from the heavens to our sacred mountain,  
and down through the valleys of our homelands to the oceans below. 
It flows in synergy with the creation energies of the universe, 
And the various branches arrive at their intended destinations effortlessly. 


Northland Inc is facilitating the development of Te Rerenga, Taitokerau’s Economic Wellbeing Pathway in partnership with local and central government, Te Tai Tokerau iwi and hāpu, regional communities and industry.  

The strategy strives to take an intergenerational view of key issues, with the goal enabling transformational change and better outcomes for whānau now and into the future.  

A Steering Group for the strategy has been assembled to set the strategic direction and vision, identify priorities and provide input into an actionable work programme and advocate for strategic outcomes within regional networks. The Steering Group includes representatives from Te Kahu o Taonui, Whāriki, Northland Inc, the Joint Regional Economic Development Committee and the Tai Tokerau Regional Public Services Commissioner, as well as Northland business and community leaders.  

Regional engagement is underway to ensure that the strategy will be co-designed and Te Tiriti-based, with the aim of tackling the major issues affecting Taitokerau Northland such as equity, inclusivity, productivity, high-value job creation and climate change action.  

The intention of Te Rerenga is to pursue a sustainable approach around key pillars of social, cultural and environmental priorities as outlined in He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga.

E kau ki te tai e!
E kau ki te tai e!



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